Dundalk Dog Rescue

Giving unwanted dogs a second chance

Our Mission

To save the lives of dogs on the ” put to sleep” lists in pounds, to help rehabilitate and rehome them, and to promote responsible dog ownership.
Dogs end up at the pound for a number of reasons. A stray dog in the pound has 5 days to be reclaimed or re-homed (Control of Dogs Act, 1986). A dog surrendered by it’s owners may be euthanised immediately. Louth County Council does it’s best to rehome dogs but unfortunately due to the sheer volume of dogs entering the pound many dogs are listed for euthanasia to accommodate new arrivals.

How to Help

Donating could not be easier! You can send the text ‘DDR’ to 50300 or use our PayPal link. Alternatively you can make a donation directly into our bank account:

IBAN: IE45 BOFI 90336584662465

We have a lot of dogs in foster and these dogs need a lot of TLC and help. You now have a chance to sponsor a dog.
It’s a once-off payment and you get a sponsorship pack.

We ship a lot of dogs to and from Vets, Kennels and new homes and we often need help with transport. Please contact us if you are interested in helping out.

Some ideas include: coffee morning, sponsored parachute jump, sponsored run/walk, raffle… the list is endless.

It costs a lot to run the rescue. We regularly fundraise and hold table quizzes, sponsored dog walks and other events throughout the year.

Foster carers are the cornerstone of the dog rescue. Become a foster carer and help out a dog in need during the most difficult time in their lives.

Our Partners

News/Pupdates

46 minutes ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
Thursday 2nd February Bree has survived Surgery Number 1 today - and the next surgery is scheduled tomorrow, Friday 3rd November. So far, the signs are looking positive as Billy the Consultant has reported she has had slight movement in legs and feels pain. We are continuing to hold our breath for the outcome of tomorrow's surgery - gonna be another long night and day awaiting news ..Keep fighting Bree - you are stronger and braver than you will ever know - we are all rooting for you sweetie xxx ... See MoreSee Less
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23 hours ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
Scam warning!! The DDR page, just like other pages, will always have the risk of scammers commenting on our posts. We block them as soon as we become aware of them. See the example below pretending to sell DDR hoodies. It may also tag people who have previously commented on the post, please ignore the tag. Please never click on the links as these are never official DDR sites. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
PLEASE HELP US HELP SHAUN 🐾💙Following on from our post last night highlighting the extent of the neglect Shaun has experienced and the terrible sores on his body - we are appealing for funds to contribute not only towards Shaun's care, but the many other vulnerable dogs we are responsible for. No dog should ever experience what Shaun has - our volunteers will help make his past a distant memory and show him what it is to be loved, wanted and safe 💙You can click on the donate button and give what you can - every single cent makes a difference - and every single cent goes towards our dogs. Thank you ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
T&G Byrne to the Rescue again (no pun intended😊). Thanks to the guys for again supplying a batch of DDR dog tags and for sorting out our lock issue thanks to Multilock MTL 300. Very much appreciated 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
** Urgent New Foster Home Required ** It is with a heavy heart, that we begin again to find a more experienced, suitable foster home for Jacko. His current foster mom Alex, has provided Jacko with companionship and safety this past couple weeks. However Jacko is proving to be a lot more of a challenge, and the environment not being what it needs to be for him. We wish to thank Alex sincerely for all her care she has given Jacko, especially as a first time DDR foster. So once again we are asking if you can offer this gorgeous, friendly young boy a place to call home. Jacko is suffering with seperation anxiety, which leads him to get stressed when left alone. We have sought advice on how to best deal with Jacko and this support will be given to any prospective foster home. Jacko could live with another steady dog, preferably a female.He will require someone at home during the day.Jacko walks very well on the lead.Jacko is housetrained.Jacko is currently receiving daily medication.If you feel you can offer Jacko a place in your home and are up for the challenge - please get in touch - email rehoming@dundalkdogrescue.ie with Jacko in the subject line. Our team can answer any questions you may have. No negative comments - please share for Jacko. ** Please note our rehoming team only respond to enquiries by email **#fostersaveslives #bethatsomeone ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Dundalk Dog Rescue
Fantastic afternoon with Joanne & Frodo from Problem Paws, out at the centre. An informational talk and demo on best practice and safety when handling dogs. We are very grateful to Joanne for being so generous with her time and expertise. ... See MoreSee Less
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